Academicians’ Room members evening private view: ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’

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Tuesday 25 April 2017
6.30 — 8.30pm

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Members of the Academicians’ Room are invited to an evening private view of ‘America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s’. The club room will be open as usual, serving seasonal food and beverages and a choice of 1930s-inspired cocktails.

The art of 1930s America tells the story of a nation in flux. Artists responded to rapid social change and economic anxiety with some of the 20th century’s most powerful art – brought together now in this once-in-a-generation show.

These 45 truly iconic works paint an electrifying portrait of this transformative period. These are works which have rarely been seen together, by artists ranging from Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keeffe and Edward Hopper to Thomas Hart Benton, Philip Guston and more. Perhaps the most celebrated work of them all, Grant Wood’s iconic American Gothic (1930), has never left North American shores before.

As Franklin D. Roosevelt said: “Art is not a treasure in the past or an importation from another land, but part of the present life of all living and creating peoples.” Experience the life of 1930s America through the many masterpieces in this landmark show.

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Tuesday 25 April 2017

6.30 — 8.30pm

The Academicians’ Room, The Keeper’s House and the Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

Free, booking required. Academicians' Room members only.

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